How good are you at being good to yourself?

Not good enough, we bet. Because we doubt you’re reading this by the pool at a Swiss spa. You might be too busy looking after other people. Your personal wellbeing might be way down on your list of priorities. You might be working all hours. And money might be tight.

Festival of Walking:

Women's Wellbeing Weekend

22 - 24 September 2023

(Fully Booked)

Visit our Women's Wellbeing Weekend Page for more information and to register your interest.

Stop the clock for some me time.

At Idaraya Life – thanks to our lovely and generous sponsors – we’ve got free classes, activities and coaching to get you into some really good habits. So you’ll feel physically and mentally fitter. Take a peek at what we’ve got on offer, and join in.

Our name?

For those of you who don’t speak Yorùbá, Idaraya means “exercise” (well, "things that make the body/self feel good"). Handy to know if you ever find yourself in Nigeria wearing a leotard and a pair of trainers.

Please note that we’re mainly here for racially marginalised women: the people hardest hit by equalities in health. That being said, we serve all women and just make a determined effort to reach where the needs are most pressing.

Holistic Support


We are a women-led and women-focused organisation.

Our lived experiences and professional background ensure that our programmes are created with empathy for the intricate lives women often live.

Dynamic Services


Hiking, Cycling, Tie-Dye, Kayaking, Cooking and so much more....

We have developed an offering that includes a wide range of health and wellbeing activities to ensure that you find what truly supports you as a person.

Friendly Community


Variety is the spice of life and our group includes a wonderful range of women.

We welcome all women and are determined to have the most joyfully accesible, inclusive and diverse community of women taking charge of their physical, emotional health.



C’mon! There’s room for one more.

Here are the free activities we have on offer. Although they’re great in their own right, don’t forget that they all come with a little something extra:

some fantastic female company.


Stress Reduction Courses

We offer the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course and the 6-week Live life to the Full Course. Both course help boost your mood and support mental resilience in times of diffculty and beyond.


Healthy Native Cooks

A lot of African cuisine is perfect for an active agricultural lifestyle. But when transplanted to the UK, some of the recipes might not be the healthiest options. Discover some nutritious and delicious alternatives.


Mindful Crafty School


Like to add another string to your bow? (Or do we mean another reed to your basket?) Give yourself the chance to relax as you master a few craft skills.


Feel Good Cycling Club

It’s not the Tour de Wigan. It’s not competitive. It’s just a bit of fun. So if it’s been a while since you were last on a bike and you’d like to build up your confidence to get back on the road, this is the club for you.


Build Your Wardrobe

Get sewing your own wardrobe of clothes in good company and with relaxed quality teaching. Feel confident in your skills and comfortable in your clothes.


Walkie Talkie

(Women's Health Walk)

Walking is a magical time with our community, with plenty local spots to explore, you go at your own pace and can be as chatty or as quiet as you want.

Activity Schedule

For Health. For Fun. For Life

Book a session today.

Upcoming Events

Festival Of Walking - Women’s Wellbeing Weekend:

Clitheroe, Lancashire


Fully funded weekend retreat for you to walk , relax and connect.

As part of the YHA Festival of Walking 2023, from 22 – 24 September 2023, Idaraya Life C.I.C is hosting a weekend for women to de-stress, explore the beautiful surroundings and connect with themselves and other women. We will be the only group at YHA Slaidburn, Clitheroe, Lancashire.

Location: YHA Slaidburn, Clitheroe, Lancashire

Friday, 22 September 2023 -  Sunday, 24 September 2023

Live Life to the Full Course (6 Weeks)


For All Women!

In Just 6 enjoyable sessions, this popular course can help you make a difference to your life. With the help of linked resources and support by friendly trainers as each session, you will learn how to improve how you feel when are feeling low or stressed and discover how to tackle problems in your life.

You will also meet new people, laugh and open up to new possibilities (owing to you being in the place to give it a go!)

Location: Weekly Zoom Sessions

Starting Saturday, 19 August 2023, 10am-11:15am


"I always make sure I don't miss our Tuesday Sessions, I get so excited!"


"I wouldn't feel motivated to go for a walk by myself but I feel encoraged when i know we're in a group."



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